At a starting price of $607, Vivo X80 is easily among the top 3 phones in its segment, if not the top. Premium smartphones today do well in almost every department and this one is yet another example. Where the phone excels is the overall and camera performance. The phone has a triple camera setup on the back. It has a 50 MP wide-angle camera with OIS (optical image stabilization), 12 MP telephoto camera with 2x optical zoom, and 12 MP ultrawide camera. For selfies, it’s got a 32 MP wide-angle camera. Vivo has collaborated with the popular German optics brand, ZEISS yet again.
As a result, the phone has camera features like Zeiss optics and Zeiss T* lens coating besides the usual ones. Vivo X80 can record videos up to 4K@30/60fps, and it also supports gyro-EIS, which is a plus. MediaTek Dimensity 9000 chipset delivers top-notch performance. This is expected since the aforementioned chipset is the best MediaTek chipset in 2022. On the software side, the device runs Android 12 out-of-the-box with Funtouch 12 on top. Bloatware is an issue on this device, which shouldn’t be one, considering the price.
Mali-G710 MC10 GPU delivers a smooth gaming experience, but battery life does take a big hit during this time. Still, if you are an average user, the phone should get you over the day. Considering the competition, it’s safe to say that the battery life could have been better. This is one of the few cons of the Vivo X80. On the bright side, the device’s 4500 mAh Li-Po non-removable battery supports 80W fast charging, which is amazing. If the ads are to be believed, the device can go from 0 to 50% of charge in just 11 minutes.
Connectivity options include USB Type-C 2.0, USB On-The-Go, GPS, Bluetooth 5.3, dual-band Wi-Fi, Hotspot, and NFC. A unique advantage of owning this phone is that it has an Infrared Port. As for the sensors, the phone has an accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, color spectrum, and an under-display fingerprint sensor. While not as excellent as the phone’s performance, the phone’s display quality is still awesome. It has a 6.78-inch FHD+ screen with a refresh rate of 120 Hz. The device has a PPI density of 388 and an impressive screen-to-body ratio of 89.4%.
Vivo X80 not only has support for HDR10+ but can also go up to 1500 nits of brightness. All of this together ensures that you have a great viewing experience even when you’re outdoors on a bright day. In the sound department, the device has high-resolution audio and stereo speakers. Expectedly, it misses out on a headphone jack. Vivo has done some positive work in the phone’s design department as well. It has a great look and it comes in Cosmic Black, Urban Blue, and Orange. The device has an aluminum frame with a glass back and a glass front protected by Schott Xensation.
Its back panel has a matte finish that can resist fingerprints. Vivo X80 certainly meets the expectations when it comes to the build quality of a premium phone. Considering the competition, it has an average weight of 206 grams. Similarly, it measures 165 by 75.2 by 8.3 mm. The phone comes in four RAM/ROM combinations, which are 8 GB / 128 GB, 8 GB / 256 GB, 12 GB / 256 GB, and 12 GB / 512 GB. While it doesn’t support an SD card, the internal storage should be more than enough for most users. It can support two Nano-SIM cards and connections up to 5G, though.